It is no secret at this point that Arsenal are working hard to get Mesut Ozil out of the club. The German’s enormous wages are clearly hurting us and Mikel Arteta’s decision to not use him makes things worse.
Ozil has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates this month. Turkish giants Fenerbahce and MLS side DC United are battling for his signature, but nothing is possible until he agrees a deal with Edu, Arteta and co.
Arsenal have reportedly made it clear that we will not pay any of his wages if he wants to go out loan. That leaves him with just two choices – terminate his contract or sit at home for six more months.
Arsenal will try everything to push him out without paying too much, while Ozil will do everything he can to get what he is owed. That makes things difficult for the Gunners, but the former Real Madrid man has a proposal that might benefit all parties.
The Sun claimed recently that Ozil will agree to leave Arsenal this month but he will not waive off the money he is owed. However, he is prepared to help the club by giving us three years to pay his dues in equal instalments.
That drops his wages from £350,000-a-week to just £68,000-a-week. That will save Arsenal £1.2 million-a-month which is a huge help for us in this current financial climate.
Should Arsenal accept Ozil’s offer?
A section of the fan base and some at Arsenal feel that Ozil should terminate his contract and walk away for nothing. That is never going to happen and irrespective of what everyone thinks of him, he is entitled to every penny he is owed.
Arsenal confirmed last week that the club will be taking a short-term £120 million loan from the Bank of England. That shows that the financial impact of the pandemic has hit us hard, and every penny we can save over the next few months will help us massively.
Ozil’s proposal will ease the burden on our finances immediately. Arsenal should try to lower that £68,000-a-week fee even more, but even if we can’t, it wouldn’t be a bad option to agree to his deal and get him out ASAP.